Americans enjoy access to the highest-quality health care in the world. Unfortunately, poor practices, overworked health care professionals and low staff levels sometimes lead to treatment errors that result in serious injuries and even wrongful death.
A survey conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that 42 percent of Americans believe they have been affected, directly or indirectly, by a medical error, and 32 percent believe that the mistake has made a permanent impact on their health. In another survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 8 percent said that medical negligence had caused the death of a family member.
Houston medical malpractice lawyers Hartley Hampton and Chris King have handled cases involving virtually every facet of the practice of medicine. Many cases have been referred to them by other lawyers.
With more than 35 years of experience to his credit, Hartley Hampton possesses an in-depth understanding of medical malpractice and the complicated issues involved. Chris King adds more than a decade of medical malpractice defense experience, which gives him a unique perspective when helping the victims of malpractice in both Texas and New Mexico.
As a result of their experience, our attorneys can provide you with a high level of legal representation no matter how sophisticated the circumstances. This ability becomes particularly valuable in those medical malpractice cases involving innovative techniques and new medical technologies.
Handling A Full Array Of Cases
These years of experience provide our office with the seasoned legal judgment you need. As a law firm handling primarily medical negligence cases, Hampton & King has been successful in recovering compensation in a wide array of cases such as those that involve:
- Hospital negligence and treatment errors
- Failure to diagnose cancer and other diagnostic errors
- Medication errors and prescription mistakes
- Surgical errors and anesthesia complications
- Mismanagement of health conditions such as cancer, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and others
We Are Different From Many Other Medical Negligence Firms
In medical malpractice cases, nurses work with first-rate medical experts to analyze the merits of each case and assist in the development of cases through trial. We bring particular value to our clients in these matters.
Our firm's registered nurse consultant, for instance, has extensive experience in clinical care, hospital administration, risk management and academic medicine. She is a Certified Practitioner in Healthcare Quality and has served as director of a quality management program for the 1,500 physician staff of a large Texas hospital. As our attorneys hold seasoned legal judgment, so does our nurse practitioner hold seasoned medical judgment, judgment we regularly put to clients' benefit in their medical malpractice cases.
We invite you to learn more about our experience handling medical negligence cases, what the process looks like and your legal options. Contact our Houston attorneys at 713-574-8660 to schedule a free consultation.